It’s not every day you hear something as idiotic as this, so listen up.
You know Rush Limbaugh, right?
Well, he made a statement a few days ago that the media is intentionally creating panic around hurricanes just to help advance a ‘climate change agenda’.
The statement itself is pretty ridiculous, right?
Here’s what Limbaugh said on his radio program on Thursday:
“May as well announce this. I’m not going to get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow. We’ll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown.”
Mark Steyn, a conservative political commentator, will fill in for Limbaugh on Friday.
Everyone went ballistic after Limbaugh’s statement that even though he’s “not a meteorologist” and nothing he says “should be considered to be a forecast or a prediction”, he thinks that hurricanes are often hyped by the media to increase ratings and drive sales for retailers who offer storm supplies.
Here’s his statement:
“There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.”
“Now, how do you do this? Well, any number of ways. Let’s take South Florida television, for example. There is a symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people’s homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. So what happens?”
According to him, TV stations begin reporting this and panic keeps raising. People stock up on water and whatever they might need. It’s a ‘vicious circle’ he says.
He received a ton of criticism from The Washington Post and NBC meteorologist Al Roker, among others. After that, he devoted a big amount of time on his radio show to talk about Hurricane Irma.
He added that it would be “legally impossible” to do his program on Friday because his area of Palm Beach County is under mandatory evacuation.
Omg. "Legally impossible" = mandatory evacuation. This is too rich. Real deniers don't listen to evacuation orders. Fight the power, Rush. https://t.co/0NAqMHxxDG
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) September 8, 2017
Now, this guy needs to evacuate… Isn’t Irma just a ton of talk to create panic, Rush? Huh?
What do you think of this?